Since April, a lot has transpired. Mostly boring life stuff. Some not so much. I was hospitalized a little over six months ago with a life-threatening collection of blood clots in my lungs. Doctors found no explanation for their appearance. But it did give ME a reason to find an explanation for what I am doing with my life! I want to make it count and become a World Changer (a dream of mine for many, many years). I find my writing to be one of the most personally compelling task-related things I am currently doing. It is my hope and prayer that one day this adventure series which I am currently developing will become a special part of many children's lives.
I have finished two complicated years of writing preparation. When I began, I knew less than nothing about the craft of writing. Now I know a little more than that!! I owe a deep sense of gratitude to my editor, CS Lakin who has helped me streamline my outline and feel more than ready to roll. And I want to explicitly recognize Christopher Downing, author of the extraordinary writing craft book Fool Proof Outline, who has helped me create the most amazing structure on which to build my stories.
My daughter has recommended, now that I have completed phase-one of my preparation, that I read The Wingfeather Saga before I actually start writing. So I will do that first. But I am monstrously hungry to start writing. I know it is wise to have a firm hold on the genre of literature to which one is aspiring to join. So wisdom will prevail!!
The four topics that I will be focusing on in my books will be Courage, Significance, Adventure, and Incentive. I hope you will be waiting anxiously for each story!